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"MALO" by Carlos Ramirez for DKE Toys @ San Diego Comic Con 2018


Available via the DKE Toys Booth #5045 at the coming San Diego Comic Con 2018 (July 18-22) is "MALO" by Carlos Ramirez.


PRESS: "Carlos hand made a wooden figure which was cast in resin. He hand painted and decorated each one individually and carded them on a hand painted card back which is cut from plywood. Each one is unique. Signed and numbered out of 30 on the back. Each figure is about 4 inches tall. At $100 this is one of the best deals of the show. You can't get a piece of his art for less and when the Date Farmers were still partners paintings ranged in the $5-25k range."

BIO: "Carlos Ramirez is a native to California and a Coachella based artist. Formerly known as one half of the collaborative artistic duo The Date Farmers. His work has been exhibited internationally at London’s P.O.W., Berlin’s Urban Nation Museum for Urban Contemporary Art, Jonathan Levine Projects in NYC and Marsea Goldberg's New Image Art in Los Angeles. Ramirez creates paintings and assemblages in a broad range of compositions. Steeped in topics ranging from political to the Mexican American experience and in vibrant colors set against backdrops of street art to religious and popular iconography. Carlos’ work can also be found on short animated film projects like N.A.S.A.’s A Volta by Sam Spiegel, Max Joseph’s From Dream to Reality and on People to People the latest album cover art for Joe Jonas’ band DNCE."

"ART 2 D.2" Mark Todd for DKE Toys @ San Diego Comic Con 2018


Available via the DKE Toys Booth #5045 at the coming San Diego Comic Con 2018 (July 18-22) is "ART 2 D.2" by Mark Todd.

This is the 3rd installment In Mark Todd’s STR WAS series. Card backs were printed on a reisograph to give that underground zine feel and Mark as always delivers on these hand painted beauties. The hand cast resin was based on Mark's own sculpt. 3.75" scale carded figure. Signed and numbered edition of 30. Price is US$55 each.

BIO: "Like many kids raised in the 70s, Mark was influenced at an early age by Star Wars and comic books. Unlike many kids, he grew up just a few miles from the Vegas strip, neon and glitz looming over the city. Mark's fancy clients include The New Yorker, New York Times and Getty Publishing among others and is the co-creator of the book "Whatcha' Mean, What's A Zine?", a creative guide to making self-published comics. Currently, you can find his paintings in Los Angeles at Vielmetter Gallery and in Texas at Webb Gallery. He graduated with honors from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California where he co-teaches illustration with his wife, artist Esther Pearl Watson. Home life includes their daughter Lili, an aspiring artist herself and a French Bulldog named Gherkin who is pretty creative at squeaky toy destruction." (@mark_todd)

"Weekend Dad Trooper" by Jason Adams for DKE Toys @ San Diego Comic Con 2018


Available via the DKE Toys Booth #5045 at the coming San Diego Comic Con 2018 (July 18-22) is "Weekend Dad Trooper" by Jason Adams.

"Dad’s hanging around the house again. Time to get to that list of things to do." Featuring hand cast and painted 3.75" carded figure, each priced at US$55, in an edition of 25pcs.

BIO: "From Fort Worth, Texas, Jason is an approved Lucasfilm artist (Topps Star Wars sketchcards), Marvel artist (Upper Deck sketchcards), and has done cover work for BOOM!- Studios (Bravest Warriors). Influenced by early punk rock, Jason employs DIY style that uses hand cut stencils, spray paint, and markers to create unique original pieces. When he’s not spray painting, Jason also works in the custom toy world creating hand poured resin action figures." (Instagram: @art_of_jason / Twitter: @artofjason).


"Jumbo Art Trooper" by RYCA for DKE Toys @ San Diego Comic Con 2018


Available via the DKE Toys Booth #5045 at the coming San Diego Comic Con 2018 (July 18-22) is "Jumbo Art Trooper" by RYCA - featuring a hand cast and painted 12" carded figure. Signed and numbered edition of 15pcs, each priced at US$165.

BIO: "Ryan’s work originally rose to fame through his involvement with the street art scene under the pseudonym RYCA. Over the last five years however, he has developed an ever increasing presence and reputation creating prints and graphics under his own name. Through combining words and images from popular culture, with the materials and techniques traditionally associated with pub signs, he creates nostalgic, playful images that are both accessible and highly technically accomplished." (Instagram @ryca_artist).

"Bounty Hunter" by Gypsy Oak for DKE Toys @ San Diego Comic Con 2018


Available via the DKE Toys Booth #5045 at the coming San Diego Comic Con 2018 (July 18-22) is "Bounty Hunter" by Gypsy Oak. Each priced at US$55, this Mixed Media 3.75” figure on wood engraved card back. Signed and numbered edition of 25. More surprises on the back of card. "This is so metal. Seriously, it’s actually metal. Experimental jointed Bounty Hunter figure by Gypsy Oak."

Painting: The Bounty Hunter

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"Worst Gift Ever" by Janky Toys for DKE Toys @ San Diego Comic Con 2018


Available via the DKE Toys Booth #5045 at the coming San Diego Comic Con 2018 (July 18-22) is "Worst Gift Ever" by Janky Toys. Hand cast and painted 3.75” carded figure, each priced at US$45. Signed and numbered edition of 40.

PRESS: "We’ve all been there. You tell your parents what you want for your birthday but they go and totally blow it. Enter, Worst Gift Ever. Janky Toys' loving tribute to childhood disappointment. I mean, look at this poor kid crying all into his cake because he wanted a Jedi Master and instead he got a Medical Droid. Too bad kid! That's what mid-life therapy is for."

Design is important... #jankytoys #dketoys #dealwithdov #disappointmentdawns

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"Leia is not your Toy" by Amanda Visell and Michelle Valigura for DKE Toys @ San Diego Comic Con 2018


Available via the DKE Toys Booth #5045 at the coming San Diego Comic Con 2018 (July 18-22) is "Leia is not your Toy" by Amanda Visell and Michelle Valigura. A hand painted hand cast 3.75” carded resin figure, each priced at US$100. Signed and numbered edition of 50 featuring 10 each of 5 different t-shirt designs.

PRESS: "Our favorite princess once came packaged with a comb accessory and a mirror. That’s right, look it up! The vintage 12” doll had no blaster, no weapon of any kind to defend herself. This is one way to make Amanda Visell and Michelle Valigura mad. But anger often leads to important art. Here is Amanda and Michelle’s answer in toy form."